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Auction: 22066 - Historical Documents, Postal History & Autographs - Featuring the Robin Hunt Collection
Lot: 2077

(x) From the Mayflower Collection
An Important Document with Relevance to King James I's Involvement in Spain
1623 (24 May) Treasury warrant ordering Sir William Uvedal to make payment of £200 for "the dispatch of post hastened by His Mate for Spayne ... that the messenger may be sent away this morning as His maty hath commanded". Signed "Middlesex", Lionel Cranfield, Earl of Middlesex. Some light tone spotting and small paper loss nevertheless an important document.

Notes: It is probable that the messenger was being sent to the Court of King Phillip IV of Spain.
Middlesex was found guilty of impeachment by 1624.

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